Wal-Mart’s main defense is all the jobs it creates for American citizens. While Wal-Mart does create many jobs it destroys more than it creates. According to the book, How corporation’s hurt us all, By crushing local businesses, this giant eliminates three decent jobs for every two low-paid Wal-Mart jobs it creates (Dan Butts 167). So basically every time a Wal-Mart comes to a small town, a lot of the employees have to join the superstore and work for less or lose their job all together. Another reason people like to defend Wal-Mart is because they have better prices than most everyone else which is easier on peoples wallets.
Introduction The rapid increase of overweight and obese people in the United States has been described as an “epidemic” (U.S. government), but people still do nothing or are not worried enough to stop this up going problem. Morgan Spurlock is an north American cineaste who filmed the documentary “Super Size me”. The documentary daily narrates his 30 day Mc Donald’s diet and the consequences that it had on the health and physical appearance of Spurlock. Furthermore, it also interview people in the streets and experts in order to gain credibility and have a stronger impacts in the viewer opinion. Nevertheless the documentary is extremely biased, it makes the fast food companies looks like enemies and it doesn’t even give a point of view which could go against his ideas.
The Fast Food Industry is responsible for obesity in America as they have many fast food restaurants typically many within a small radius providing cheap easy solutions to societies hunger. David Zinczenko, a writer for The New York Times, describes marketing powers in his assessment "Don't Blame the Eater" he states that just about all fast food restaurants falsely advertise their foods and pass to many as a "healthy" meal choice but little do people know is that they are still extremely unhealthy foods that should not be included in anybody's diet what so ever. There has been many varieties of marketing techniques developed over the years of the fast food industry's attempts to persuade others to eat at their establishments. The fact that the foods they are extremely unhealthy for people of all ages from kids to adults is helping to cause obesity throughout America although some may be aware of the risks the average American still continues to eat out at fast food establishments along with the family giving the fast food industry a chance to get the entire family hooked for life. Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body.
Personal Responsibility This article is titled “Don’t Blame the Eater” and is written by David Zinczenko. He writes about how the fast food industry takes advantage of the younger generations because of their ignorance and their lack of parental supervision. He talks about how he can sympathize with the fat people who are suing the fast food industries because he himself was obese as a child. He writes “By the age of 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenaged tallow on my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame.” He blames the fast food industry for the weight he obtained while he was young complaining about the lack of choices he had. He argues that kids, especially teenagers, have no other alternative claiming
Prof. Neuman ENC 101 March 10, 2014 “Don’t Blame the Eater” Summary “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko points out how easy it is to go and buy unhealthy food. Due to the growing expense of the fast food industry, unhealthy food can be purchased at any fast food restaurant, but the numbers of nutritional restaurants are declining. If you drive down any street, you will find more than one fast food restaurant, but if you drive back up the block you will not find a place to buy healthy foods. As an obese child, David recalls the limited options of nutritional food in and outside of his household. Parents today are allowing their children to eat more fast food because it is fast, convenient and seemly affordable.
I agree with Zinczenko on his critical viewpoint on how he looks at the fast food industry. Fast food is part of the blame because most of them are not healthy and are bad for consumers. The calories of a Big Mac, medium fry, and a medium Coke are almost equivalent to the daily intake of these industry’s consumers. Zinczenko uses the analogy of a simple salad we would assume is healthy. Our fast food industry needs to provide these nutritional facts in easy reach for their customers.
The restrictions on sugary drinks contributed towards a branch out of many educational campaigns. The most influential campaign that caused the greatest decrease in obesity rates was ‘Rethink Your Drink’ proposed by the Hawaii Department of Health. Furthermore, limiting the size people can purchase sugary drinks will help stop the growth of beverage portions in the restaurant industry. Chain-restaurants have increased their beverage portion sizes monumentally over the past few decades, and bigger portion sizes have been proven to lead to greater consumption. Surely people will learn from the restrictions put on detrimental drinks, understand the dangers that come from drinking such large quantities of sugary beverages, and how harmful they can be towards the
Childhood Obesity Epidemic Everybody is always talking about childhood obesity in the Houston. They say we feed our children junk food, and that they get very little playing time outside, but do you know that childhood obesity happens not only in the Houston but all over the United States? Even in some other countries. The childhood obesity rate has climbed in other cities such as St. Louis, Great Britain, Washington D.C, and Philadelphia. But the main question this paper will answer is, “What causes the childhood obesity rate to rise in these different cities and how can we prevent them?” As we know the main causes to obesity is lack of exercise or poor eating habits, but in these different cities those aren’t the only reasons that childhood
Madden 1 Harvey Madden Mrs. Crabtree English 101 Nov. 10th, 2012 Who’s to Blame? David Zinczenco, the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health Magazine wrote, “Don’t Blame the Eater.” In his reading he cites the irresponsible actions of fast food establishments, such as marketing to young kids, not providing nutritional facts completely, being responsible for obesity and poor health issues in many Americans today. This poses the question. Can they be held accountable? In all reality, maybe it is the lack of concern and the love of financial gain that these establishments thrive off of.
Positions Livoria to take advantage of the growing population and addresses Paul’s concerns, but fails to address the current need to generating a net income of $1.1 million by 2015 (appendix 2) * Industry trend indicates 70% of restaurants in Dawkins are franchise. This will allow Livoria to be competitive however; this will require additional capital cost for training, monitory and new management which cannot be afforded at this moment. Implement alternative 1: Diversify menu to include vegetarian food. * This will generate enough revenue to settle the litigation and a net income of $1.1million by 2015(appendix 1) with current space and employees * Livoria will be well positioned to challenge competition, quality of sandwiches and brand image will not be compromised. * Additional capital cost will not be incurred and the restaurant will be well positioned to take advantage of the growing population in Dawkins.